No engine noise was heard as an air force training plane fell into the Mar Menor on Wednesday
San Javier mourns the deaths of the instructor and trainee pilot off the shore of Santiago de la Ribera Following the deaths of two Spanish air force pilots on Wednesday, when the training plane in which they were flying plunged into the Mar Menor only a little over 100 metres from the shore in Santiago de la Ribera, San Javier is officially holding a day of mourning on Thursday in respect of the close ties between the town and the Academia..

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Gota Fria San Javier: Where to take donations in san Javier
No more clothes are needed the council say The Concejalia de Juventud in San Javier is collecting donations of cleaning products, personal hygiene products, school materials and non-perishable food items. Open: 10:00-14:00 and 16:30 to 19:30 See below for map: Concejalía de Juventud de san Javier In San Javier a special line for volunteers has also been set up on 659 505639, while for those who have suffered damages as a result..

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20 year old trainee pilot and her instructor killed in Mar Menor plane crash
This is the second tragedy affecting the San Javier Air Academy in  three weeks Photographer: Rob Grace Photography The Minister of Defence has confirmed that the crash was due to engine failure. Just after 12 midday on Wednesday a 20 year old trainee air force pilot and her 50 year old instructor from the San Javier Air Academy in Santiago de la Ribera were killed when their T.35 Pillán trainer plane crashed into the Mar Menor shortly..

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Holiday home owners urged to open up and inspect closed properties near the Mar Menor
Unattended flooded homes could cause health risks and secondary damage as well as hampering insurance claims Fernando López Miras, the president of the regional government in Murcia, continued his visits to the areas worst affected by the dramatic and widespread flooding caused by the destructive “gota Fría” storm which hit the Region of Murcia late last week when he accompanied the Mayoress and Deputy Mayoress of Cartagena to the seaside..

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Scavengers warned not to eat dead tuna washed up on the shore of La Manga
The tuna came from an offshore fish farm and were potentially unfit for human consumption One of the less expected consequences of the gota fría storm which hit the Region of Murcia on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week was the sudden appearance of numerous dead tuna on the Mediterranean beaches of La Manga del Mar Menor, a situation which caused the Town Hall of Cartagena to close all of the beaches in the area which lie within the..

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Over 300mm in San Javier; Video Avenida del Mar Menor flooding Murcia Gota Fria 2019
See full background information for the Murcia Gota Fria 2019 San Javier was one of the worst hit areas of the region Although all of the Mar Menor area was badly hit by the Gota Fría of 12th September, the San Javier municipality received the most rainfall; areas of the san Javier municipality have received 333 litres per square metre in the last 24 hours; Torre Pacheco has recorded 261mm per square metre; and Cartagena an average..

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Video: El Mirador Flooding San Javier Murcia Gota Fria 2019
The san Javier municipality was virtually cut off by 5am in the morning See full background information for the Murcia Gota Fria 2019 San Javier was on the receiving end of over 300mm of rain during Thursday evening, and was also inundated by the waters flowing down ramblas from other municipalities.By 5am the municipality was virtually cut-off, after the RM-19 Autovía of San Javier flooded near to the Himoinsa factory The area..

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Mar Menor towns suffer the worst flooding as the gota fría storm recedes
Severe flooding in Los Alcázares, Torre Pacheco, San Javier and other coastal towns The worst fears of residents on the coast of the Mar Menor proved well founded on Friday morning as they awoke – those of them who had managed to sleep through the ferocious gota fría storm during the night, at least – to find streets flooded and their towns isolated from each other and the rest of the Region of Murcia. In Los Alcázares first reports..

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Video: Helicopter rescue of stranded homeowner as Rambla del Albujón bursts its banks
The Rambla del Albujón, which flows down into the Mar Menor carrying vast quantities of water run-off from the Campo de Cartagena has broken its banks and flooded the AP-7, unable to cope with the unprecedented volumes of water brought by this latest episode of Gota Fría. Homes alongside the rambla have also been flooded and the video shows the helicopter rescue of the occupants of one such home, who were airlifted from the building as water..

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Discover the link between Corvera airport and a gastronomic speciality of San Javier!
The rival airports are connected through one of the most illustrious families in the modern history of Murcia The 10th January 2018 marks the 95th anniversary of one of the major achievements of Juan de la Cierva y Codorniú, a Murcia-born aviator of such renown that it has been proposed that the new airport in Corvera be named after him. Born in 1895 to a wealthy family, (his grandfather Ricardo Codorniú was responsible for the re-forestation..

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